PARTNERS & SPONSORS OF THE PROJECT
INTERPLAST GERMANY EV
"INTERPLAST Germany - a non-profit association for plastic surgery in developing countries eV" was founded in 1980 by Prof. Lemperle. The association takes care of needy patients worldwide with plastic-surgical problems such as burns, malformations and tumors and brings patients with difficult disfigurements to Germany.
Under the current chairman, Dr. André Borsche, Head of Plastic Surgery in Bad Kreuznach, Interplast-Germany has grown into an organization that sends out around 70 teams every year to operate around 4,000 patients with plastic surgery problems in developing countries.
CHURCH IN ACTION EV
“Church in Action” in Frankfurt also sends work teams to schools, refugee camps, homeless people etc. all over the world and supports the Goma Hospital, among other things, by sending volunteer specialists.
The founder and pastor is Cris Zimmermann. His grandfather Dr. Richard Zanner founded the Zanner Institute in 1992 under the care of the "Church of the Nazarene", the first private Christian high school in Goma.
LIBERI PACIFER EV
"Liberi Pacifer eV (Peace to the Children)" was created by Dr. Katja Kassem-Trautmann founded. She grew up in Lebanon and took care of the children there who were injured by cluster bombs, land mines and shelling after completing their medical studies in Germany.
When the situation in Lebanon calmed down in the following years and the now plastic surgeon Dr. Kassem-Trautmann flew to Goma with four Interplast teams, the operational and financial focus of Liberi Pacifer has shifted to the injured and sick people in the Congo since 2016.
The organization “People-in-Action International” (PAI) was founded in 2001 as an independent non-profit association and has been registered as an NGO with its headquarters in Goma (North Kivu Province) since 2018. PAI pays special attention to people in Goma and the surrounding area who need plastic-reconstructive care. PAI is also committed to women and girls who have been victims of violence and provides psychosocial and economic support.